Mask-Making for Holy Cross Hospital
Barbara Martinez, who’s been busily making face masks for family members, sent over a news item about volunteers sewing masks for Holy Cross Hospital medical personnel. She said that Shauna Collins, Surgery Dept. Nurse Manager at HCH, asked her to spread the word to other seamstresses and sewing friends. Shauna wrote: “Everyone here at the hospital is very thankful for community members volunteering and donating to this cause. I thank you very much for helping to sew masks to protect us and our community!”
LONGER TERM OPPORTUNITIES:
Join our Women’s Group, which meets at 6 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month. Discussion focus and venue are communicated in advance via email. For additional information or to be put on the email notice list, contact Carol Doughty or Marsha Fawns.
Join our Men’s Group, which meets at 4:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month in members’ homes. For additional information or to be put on the email notice list, contact Terry Surguine.
Start a Special Interest Group: Many people have indicated an interest in small, engaged discussion groups, workshops, or activities. If you’d like to lead a group, you can recruit members by making an announcement during a service or at the beginning of a Sharing Circle. You may want to limit your group to about eight if you’re meeting in people’s homes. Then begin as you are ready and enjoy!
We have already started forming interfaith/intercultural discussion groups as well as a political action committee, which later joined forces with Taos United (see below). We have an ongoing “practical philosophy” workshop named “Know Thyself.” Other ideas include: cards or games; psychological/spiritual groups; interpersonal communication skills; an end-of-life discussion group; a movie or theater group; a writers’ group with poetry prompts for writing or art journals with a spiritual bent; a meditation “sangha,” a committed group of meditators in the Buddhist tradition who would meet regularly to meditate and discuss their own practice and how to be relevant in the world as a Unitarian and a Buddhist; and a hiking group. Contact Barbara Scott with your ideas for starting a small group.
Join Taos United (political action group). To find out more, visit their website here.
Volunteer with our Congregational Care team to provide specific support services to those in the congregation who are in need. We have helped several members get through illness and/or accident. Services might include local rides, providing meals, hospital visits, pet care, or special needs. Contact Linda Aubrecht.
Volunteer with our Community Outreach team to contribute to those who are in need within our community. We meet on the last Tuesday of the month at 4 p.m. at the Dream Catcher building just off Gusdorf Rd. For more information, contact Mimi Owensby.
Sign up for Dinners for Six: Groups are assigned at least twice a year to meet monthly, sharing meals at each others’ homes, with all participants bringing part of the meal. For more information or to be included in a group, contact Virginia Saporta.
Bring a simple flower arrangement for a service, or bring light snacks for about 40 people to share during social hour after a service. Sign up at the big table after services. See the attached document for more information.
Take a turn making coffee for social hour after services. To find out more about the Coffee Committee, contact Margot Coleman.
Join our Music Team. To find out more, contact Gael Minton or Martha Grossman.
Join our “choir” by coming to services half an hour early (at 10:30 a.m.).
Help clean up the Congregation’s mile of Highway 68 south of town in spring and/or fall. Contact Wally Cox.
Help lead services or plan and lead circles by joining the Lay Leader Team or Circle Facilitators. Contact Barbara Scott.